I can suggest three books that might be helpful to you:

Foundations of Social Theory, by James Coleman -- certainly this one if
nothing else!
Mechanisms of Governance, by Oliver Williamson -- essays on transactions
cost economics.  Williamson's contractual language and orientation may
appeal to you.
Trust in Organizations, ed. Kramer and Tyler -- even has a couple of essays
on the dark side of trust!

Also -- wouldn't it have been great if Putnam/Fukuyama used the term
"societal capital" or something similar!


Scott L. Engle, Ph.D.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Matej Cepl" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2001 2:53 PM
Subject: Trust, rules and values

> Hi,
> I am a lawyer, now getting to study for my PhD program on
> sociology and political science of law. When looking on the
> issues debated in this list, and other documents which have some
> relation with, it seems to me, that whole study of the social
> capital is oriented on the structure, organization, etc. and
> much less on the real effects of trust concerning the
> development of rules of human conduct (again, I am a lawyer),
> enforceability of contracts etc.
> Is anybody able to propose some recommended reading aside from
> the notorieties as Fukuyama's Trust, or books by Putnam?
>                         Thanks for any response
>                                                         Matej Cepl